Sự phân biệt "at last","lastly","in the end" và "finally"



1/ Finally is the same as lastly. It introduces the last element in a series.
Ex: We must increase productivity. We must reduce unemployment. And finally, we must compete in world markets.

Finally can also suggest that one has been waiting a long time for something.

Ex: She has finally got a job.

2/ At last suggests the idea of impatience or inconvenience resulting from a long wait or delay.
Ex1: She has passed her exams at last.
Ex2: When at last they found him he was dead.

3/ In the end suggests that something happens after a lot of changes or uncertainty.
Ex: We made ten different plans for our holiday, but in the end we went to Goa again.





Finally

Finally is the same as lastly. It introduces the last element in a series.

We must increase productivity. We must reduce unemployment. And finally, we must compete in world markets.
Finally can also suggest that one has been waiting a long time for something.

She has finally got a job.
At last

At last suggests the idea of impatience or inconvenience resulting from a long wait or delay.

She has passed her exams at last.
When at last they found him he was dead.
In the end

In the end suggests that something happens after a lot of changes or uncertainty.

We made ten different plans for our holiday, but in the end we went to Goa again.
At the end

At the end refers to position at the end of something.

A declarative sentence usually has a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end.

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